Event: Shigeto with Beacon, Nitemoves Date: October 4, 2013 Location: Echoplex
Zachary Saginaw, Ann Arbor based musician who goes by his middle name Shigeto, takes jazz and motown influences and infuses heavy drum beats with IDM (intelligent dance music) elements for some sweet instrumental hip hop. With the release of his newest album, No Better Time Than Now, Shigeto, alongside Beacon and Nitemoves, set out on a Ghostly International North American tour and dropped by the Echoplex last week.
Tom talking about reading all his dialogue for Locke off the autocue (from an interview in Total Film magazine):
"It was quite experimental for me, in a way. I knew the rhythm, don’t get me wrong. I could tell you what the story was about. I could explain to you who’s on the phone and each arc. But I didn’t know the words.
The versatility of being able to adapt to whatever Steve is going to give me is what I needed to work with. And that was very exciting.
It took the fear and the stigma out of having to look at the autocue. And remember, you’ve got these brilliant actors at the end of the phone feeding me emotional content, constantly.
You’re not watching one man in a car, you’re watching somebody’s thoughts, and how they’re listening, reacting and responding to the articulated word, which is being spoken to them. It’s like disarming a bomb—psychologically. He’s a shock-absorber.” (x)